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Experience, Knowledge and Talent

Experience, Knowledge and Talent

Steps to Expand Your Business Network

“Networking is marketing.  Marketing yourself, marketing your uniqueness, marketing what you stand for.” ~Christine Comaford-Lynch

Effective business networking is connect with like-minded business professionals, in which we build a trust through relationships where we can see a need to support each other.

Life of an entrepreneur can sometimes be lonely, so expand your circle with your ideal clients.

Networking in a business community can be through Meet-Up Groups, Business Associations, BNI, eWomen Network, Seminars, Lectures, Public Meetings, Breakfast Networking Clubs, Hospitality Events, Conventions, and local Chambers of Commerce.

Supercharge the way you build business relationships.

Consider these ten essential principles:

  1. An elevator speech – Describe yourself.
  2. Be different – Differentiate yourself.
  3. Help others – Find out how to support others.
  4. Personal integrity – Trust, integrity, and reputation are vital for networking
  5. Relevant targeting – Seek relevant groups and connections
  6. Plans and aims – Plan your networking.  Strategically play what you want.
  7. Follow-up – Follow up with your meeting referrals do make things happen.
  8. Be positive – Your positive influence will reflect on everything you do.
  9. Sustained focused effort – Be focused on networking with others.
  10. Life balance – Focus on being balanced and grounded, which builds assurance

There is no magic formula to networking.  Just a positive attitude about building relationship’s and a willingness to learn from others.  Developing business relationships can improve your life and your career, and your goals.

After your daily, weekly, or monthly networking be sure to create networking categories.

Your database

List your contacts.  Think about listing their name, birthday, their business name, business contact information, when you contacted them on their social media platforms, and your follow-up responses.

Your Network Circle

This can be a simple, quick list of your business contacts of your clients and possible clients, with their business needs and follow-up action items.

Your Inner Circle

This can be a small group of people you trust who can give you direct feedback about your career and ideas to advance your business.  I found out that a survey from surveymonkey.com can also give you an honest thoughts about your business.

Your Family

The obvious group of people who like you and will be most judgmental of your business. Be sure to include them in your business and they will be happy to help you.

Resources:

Top 10 Business Networking Groups You Should Join, a B2C. 

http://www.business2community.com/strategy/top-10-business-networking-groups-you-should-join-0385283

Business Survival Tips

http://www.letip.com/inside-letip/1037-sign-up-now-for-free-business-survival-tips.html

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Time Management Tips for Virtual Assistants

A highly successful virtual assistant will need to use time management to strategically plan their business day to stay on task with their clients.  Success is a learned skill, which requires continual lessons about organizational skills, time management, and project management.

 Here are some tips to successful time management success:

  • Take a time management class to better ways to organize, prioritize and schedule your day.
  •  Daily, set aside a specific periods of time to complete specific tasks, like your social media sites.
  •  Record your thoughts conversations and activities for a week.
  •  Before a phone call decide what the results you want at that time or can it be rescheduled for another time.   I seem to have a lot of unwanted sales calls during the day.
  •  Use online calendars to organize your work day.
  •  Schedule time for interruptions and take much needed time for meals.
  •  Remember to have a “Do Not Disturb” door sign for your family members, so you won’t be disturbed.

 Resource:

Time management

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifehack/20-quick-tips-for-better-time-management.html

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Blogging for Online Success

“Blogging is a conversation, not a code.” ~ Mike Butcher

Blogs are a great medium to express yourself, getting involved with an online community, pass of valuable information, teaching newbies, and how-to tutorials.

Types of Blogs can be:

  1. Academic – A great way to maximize the impact your blog with a blog series.  Breaking your blog into parts will help build anticipation for your next post and improves your SEO, if you link to posts the organic way.
  2. Branding – This type of blogger that has a long term goal of making money from their blogs. Here you will find a targeted blog on a single area of expertise.
  3. Business – You can be a guest blogger to build massive a massive audience.   Here outside experts contribute to your blog which gives you fresh content to your blogs.
  4. Commentary – Interviews are a great way to take the pressure off of your to create content.   You can get a fresh perspective from industry leaders, potential clients, and your satisfied clients.
  5. Journals – These blogs are usually set in a narrative style.  This blogger will post on regular posting schedules.
  6. Microblogs – Posting of small pieces of content, which can be less time-consuming than regular blogs.  An example of this is Twitter.
  7. Photoblogs – These blogs contain photos and are maintained by photographers.
  8. Promotional – Bloggers use promotional blogs only for the purpose of selling a new book or to increase awareness of a unique product that their readers will remember.
  9. Vlogo – These blogs contain videos rather than a written blog.   Embed your videos in an article on your own blog, which will really attract a larger audience.

 

Why Do People Blog

  • Sharing a passion and being creative – These bloggers demonstrate an enthusiasm for a variety of blogs subjects.  Pinterest is a great place to get visual inspiration and to be creative.
  • Enjoyment of writing content – Here you can write to your ideal client.  Your audience will find your topics appeal to them and they will be waiting for more.
  • Connecting with other people – Be sure to write to a broad audience in which your blogs will appeal to a large audience.
  • Sharing your expertise – This is a wonderful way for continuous learning on a certain subject.  We all need to keep up with the latest changes in our high-tech world.

 

Tips for Blogging

  1. Check around on different websites to see the blog categories to get an idea on what blogs attract your ideal clients.
  2. After you create your blog be sure to have a person read your blog to get feedback before you post it.
  3. There are pros and cons to free and paid blog websites.  For more information be sure to check my blog, “Attract More Clients with a Blog,” at http://blog.youraceassistant.com/2015/02/attraction-marketing-new-clients/
  4. Popular blogs help with specific problems that give advice in which it attracts a large audience.
  5. Images help personalize your blog and will help you be unique and help your business stand out from the crowd.
  6. Be sure to use certain keywords, used throughout your blog, for browsers to direct specific blogs to your audience.
  7. Schedule your blog posts during business hours in order to attract a larger audience.
  8. Be consistent when blogging, like a couple times a week or two times a month.
  9. Try to have your blogs coincide with events connected to your subject matter.
  10. Use infographics to help you write a blog when you have writer’s block.
  11. Repurpose your blogs during the year to attract more possible clients and new followers to your blogs.

 

Resources:

How to Write a Month of Blog Posts in 1 Day

http://www.blacksburgbelle.com/2011/01/how-to-write-a-month-of-blog-posts-in-1-day/

How to Start a Blog for Your Business

http://proactiveva.com/642/how-to-start-a-blog-for-your-business/

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Cora Belle Marburger, Social Media Virtual Assistant

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Attraction Marketing for New Clients

 

Attract New Clients with Attraction Marketing

Attract New Clients with Attraction Marketing

Attraction Marketing is a natural way to attract new clients by providing business solutions they desire by selling yourself on social media platforms.

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” – Albert Einstein

Most Important Factors to Attraction Marketing

  • Have personal branding for your social media platforms
  • List your links of your affiliates on your website
  • Focus on your target market with keyword conversations to have traffic generation
  • Work on list building to generate leads for recurring revenue streams for a secret to your success
  • Find joint ventures for your business
  • Join a network marketing forum to have conversations with your industry

Understanding the Basics to Branding

  • Implement a strategy and a plan
  • Create weekly content to your blogs to add value to your business
  • Use social media platforms to create a successful attraction marketing campaign
  • Have ideas, on your website, to help solve the needs of your client’s

Resource:

SEO Networker http://myprou.co/docs/seo_2.pdf

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Leadership Signpost Showing Vision Values Empowerment and Encouragement

 

“A short saying often contains much wisdom.” Sophocles

Leadership is:

  • The act of making a difference
  • The ability to achieve results and through people
  • No one what you’re best at and what you most love to do
  • Honoring the greatness and uniqueness and others
  • Connecting every day to your deepest and most enduring values to the last of work connecting
  • Doing whatever it takes to honor your word and make a difference through your work and gives hope to people around you
  • Making adversity your ally
  • Knowing that from time to time you have to look backward to see forward
  • It’s social selling instead of competing against your competitors
  • Realizing your potential and committing yourself to liberating your hidden capacity

I hope that you enjoyed my inspiring leadership thoughts.

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Target Market Means Targeting Customers Direct

“What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” ~Napoleon Hill

Do you know of ways and methods to attract more clients?  Attraction marketing is transforming yourself into a sought after leader by providing value to your customers.  The Internet is the key to attracting more clients.Attend and participate in networking events.  Stay focused on attracting more clients.

  1. Attend and participate in networking events.  Stay focused on attracting more clients.
  2.  Searching job posts in your active association groups that cater to your idea clients.  Receive help with your business needs.
  3.  Attend online seminars to meet and interact with people.  Earn trust and attention to your business with seminars.
  4.  Connect with your new friends and clients in social media platforms.  Give value to your clients to keep them focused on you.

Resource:

Attraction Marketing Strategies to Increase Your Visibility by Rick Cooper http://socialmediaoutcomes.com/go/article-marketing-strategies-to-increase-your-visibility/

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Strategic Time Management

Strategic Time Management

Success is a learnable skill.

Success is a learnable skill.

A highly successful small business owner and an entrepreneur will need to use time management to strategically plan their business day to stay on task.  The trick is to follow through on those daily priorities.  Success is a skill, which requires continual learning about topics like organizational skills, time management, and project management.

A Virtual Assistant (VA) can offer relief with administrative support. He or she is a highly-skilled, independent professional who remotely provides administrative, technical and/or creative business support services

Here are some tips to strategic time management success:

  1. Arrive early at work, if your commute, before your team arrives to work without interruption.
  • Get organized and plan the work day; task your Virtual Assistant for assistance.
  • Prioritize your tasks for the day, and possibly the week.
  • Check your email for unexpected tasks for urgency, then task your Virtual Assistant to complete the task.
  • Clear up unfinished tasks from the previous day.
  • Plan your upcoming projects.
  • Start writing your reports with your clear thoughts before the reminders flood your head.
  1. Daily, set aside a specific periods of time to complete specific tasks.
  • Phone calls to your customers, prospects, or to return call.
  • Task your Virtual Assistant to check email message and reply for you, when needed.
  • Your Virtual Assistant can set up meeting reminders on your calendar.
  • Create new blogs and post them regularly.
  1. Use of an online calendars, like OneNote and/or Evernote, and possibly a personal day planner, like Franklin Covey, to organize your work day.
  • OneNote simplifies note taking, organizing your notes, and sharing them. Capture text, images, video, and audio notes and search your notes fast. See OneNote at www.onenote.com.
  • My Group Calendar – Explore how OneNote simplifies note taking, organizing your notes, and sharing them. Capture text, images, video, and audio notes and search your notes fast. Go to http://www.mygroupcalendar.com/
  • Evernote helps you remember and act upon ideas, projects and experiences across all the computers, phones and tablets you use. See Evernote at evernote.com.
  • Franklin Covey is one of my favorite day planners. They now have PlanPlusOnlne which can assist your entire team to higher productivity levels.  A free trial is available.
  1. Working an hour after your team has gone home, to work without interruption.
  • Clear up problems that occurred that day or schedule them for the next day.
  • Catch up on your correspondence that was waiting in your inbox.

Thank you for reading this blog about strategic time management success.  Remember that a great career is built one task at a time.  Want to know more about time management, please subscribe to my blog at http://www.youraceassistant.com/contact.html.  Please share this article and you can follow me at @CoraOnlyVA on Twitter | texasva2003 or Facebook | #CoraOnlyVA

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